1 She swallowed her anger with poor grace and tried to assume an expression of pleasant dignity.
2 Lily had no mind for the vagabond life of the poor relation, and to adapt herself to Mrs. Peniston she had, to some degree, to assume that lady's passive attitude.
3 It is less mortifying to believe one's self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness.
4 "Well, I understand Lily is about to assume them in the shape of Mr. Rosedale," Mrs. Fisher said with a laugh.
5 Selden had listened in silence, with the concentrated look which his thin dark face could assume when he wished to guard it against any involuntary change of expression.
6 However charitable toward the Lower Classes she may have thought herself, Carol had been reared to assume that servants belong to a distinct and inferior species.
7 Now you assume that a world which produces a Percy Bresnahan and a Velvet Motor Company must be civilized.
8 But as you come nearer to this great head it begins to assume different aspects, according to your point of view.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
9 But leaving this hint to operate as it may with the phrenologists, I would merely assume the spinal theory for a moment, in reference to the Sperm Whale's hump.
10 That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.
11 In that language he knew so well how to assume, he diverted his comrades from their instant purpose, and invited them to prolong the misery of their victims.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 11
12 It seemed as if, with the termination of the roar of artillery and the plunging of shot, nature had also seized the moment to assume her mildest and most captivating form.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 15
13 His lower jaw hung down as if lacking strength to assume its normal position.
14 No, no Rosa," said Eva, with an air of command, which the child could assume at times; "you mustn't talk so, Rosa.
15 With their superior knowledge it was natural that they should assume the leadership.